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Ralph Jopling's Will

 

The following is a true account of the court record of Ralph Joplin's estate recorded on 4 April 1726 and the appraisal of the estate 12 February, by Henry Anderson and Thomas Jefferson (On file Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia.

The estate of Ralph Joplin Deceased


1720
 To furonall expenses  L  2  
 To clerk's fee for this administration  1  5   0
 To D. for rec this acct  4  6 0
 To 3 appraisers two day  1  8  0
 To Capt John Laine  3  1  3
 " " Worsham  1  0  
 " Thomas Turpin  1  0  
 " John Farrar  1  0  
 " Stephen Gillis Judgement  6  8  3
 " Attorney fees  1  5  
 " his debt to Major Randolph  18  7  1
 " 5 p ct for paying 1526  23  0  7
 1620  24    37
 By this inventory and appraisement  L32    15.1D
 By John Osborn    4,5,,  
 Christopher Branch    1,,  
   L33    5
 To 1620 Tob returned by the court      
 at- to-----is  6  13  6
 Ballance due to the estate  2  3  4
   35    5


At a Court held for Henrico County 4 April 1726 Michael Turpin presented this account. The Tob herein charged being valued by the court at one Penny after the acct is admitted for record.

Test Henry Wood CC

Persuant from order of Henrico County court. We have examined these several articles of this acct. and find them to be rightly charged, but refer to the court the value of the tobacco charged given under hour hands the 12 day of February 1725.

Henry Anderson
Tho. Jefferson

Note: The sale of a tobacco crop in the settlement of this estate is evidence that Ralph Joplin was a landowner.

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